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Comparison of energy required for phaco-chop and divide and conquer phacoemulsification.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9610455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and usefulness of phaco-chop cataract extraction. SETTING: A university-associated, multispecialty ophthalmology practice. METHODS: Fifty-three patients in a university-associated ophthalmology practice had cataract extraction, 32 by the phaco-chop technique and 21 by four-quadrant divide and conquer phacoemulsification. Phacoemulsification energy and complication rates were compared. RESULTS: Mean phacoemulsification energy was significantly lower in the phaco-chop group (mean 782 J +/- 446 [SD]) than in the divide and conquer group (mean 3264 +/- 1218 J)(P < .00001). No complications occurred in either group. CONCLUSION: The phaco-chop technique provided safe, effective cataract extraction with significantly less energy than that required for divide and conquer phacoemulsification.
P DeBry; R J Olson; A S Crandall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cataract and refractive surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0886-3350     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-09     Completed Date:  1998-07-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604171     Medline TA:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  689-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Intraoperative Complications
Lens Implantation, Intraocular
Phacoemulsification / methods*
Postoperative Complications
Prospective Studies

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